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GIFT IDEAS: For Your First Anniversary

Updated on October 26, 2014
Jar of Romantic Notes
Jar of Romantic Notes | Source

Jar of Paper Notes

Favorite memories, favorite qualities of your loved ones, the favorite jokes you've shared...the possibilities are endless. Great for an anniversary on a budget, and it's a gift that will be treasured for years to come. If you do a 365 reasons like this blogger did, start a tradition of opening and reading one of them a day. By the time you finish, it's time for your next anniversary!

Paper Chandelier
Paper Chandelier | Source

Paper Chandelier

Okay, so you have to be a certain kind of person (with a certain kind of budget) for this one. But if you are? This is pretty cool.

Personalized Handmade Leather Journal
Personalized Handmade Leather Journal | Source

Personalized Journal

A journal is an obvious present for the writer in your life. Take it up a notch with a unique notebook personalized with your names. They'll think of you every time they write. Bonus? Include a nice pen.

Sports Tickets
Sports Tickets | Source


Tickets--for a play, a sporting event, a museum, a romantic vacation--are a great way to pay homage to the paper tradition in a way that's special just to the two of you.

Paper Lamp
Paper Lamp | Source

Paper Lamp

If you're trying to avoid kitschy, there's plenty of home d├ęcor that doesn't scream "paper," some of it from major retailers like Bed, Bath, and Beyond or Ikea. | Source

Origami Wedding Outfit Poster

Describe what you two were wearing on your wedding day, and she'll make a custom origami print just for you. She does same-sex couples, too, of course! Called, naturally, for Him/Him or Her/Her.


PostSecret: Extraordinary Secrets from Ordinary Lives
PostSecret: Extraordinary Secrets from Ordinary Lives | Source

Coffee Table Book

The possibilities here are limitless; pick something the two of you have in common, like a book of photos from a city you love, or show your loved one how much you pay attention by snagging one on a topic that's important to them.

Paper Earrings

DIY Paper Jewelry

Make your own paper jewelry! It's not so hard, and it's infinitely more personal than buying something pre-made...not that that's necessarily a bad idea. There is some really nice paper jewelry out there.

Paper Anniversary Card
Paper Anniversary Card | Source

Cut-paper Anniversary Card

Have a different, non-paper present in mind? Include a nod to the theme by giving it with a paper-themed card, like this one.

And You Can Always...

Write your loved one a story or poem--especially if it's handwritten. There's no more personal way to show them how much you care, and it won't cost you a cent.

First Wedding Anniversary Ideas

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